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Fit 35yr, generally eat low carb/sugar, but not keto. fasting blood glucose has been slightly above 100 on 2 consecutive tests (102 and 105) but a1c is only 4.4 (4.2 lower limit of reference range). diabetes possible, or ruled out by a1c levels?

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Dr. Clarence Grim answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Ruled out by HbA1c if it was done accurately.

Answered Aug 16, 2021

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Your fasting glucose is not diagnostic of diabetes. It may be pre-diabetic level. You can improve your glucose tolerance through regular exercise and losing weight, if you are even slightly overweight.

Answered Aug 16, 2021

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